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Public Policy & Advocacy

Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Food, nutrition and health converge in the field of dietetics. Consequently NVAND members have a unique perspective of how to advance the health of individuals through improved nutrition public policy.

 

Nutrition Public Policy Team

Your nutrition public policy team for the 2017-2018 year is as follows:

  • State Legislation and Public Policy- Kristin Crosby, RD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Federal Legislation-Cindy MacIntyre, RD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Goals for Nutrition Public Policy

For the current year, there are several initiatives identified to influence the food, nutrition and health policy initiatives of key audiences.

  1. Coalition building with other like-minded organizations.
  2. Establish personal contacts with the state and federal legislators. See below.
  3. Support VAND’s public policy initiatives. Have as many NVAND representatives attend VAND’s Legislative session and AND’s Public Policy Workshop as possible.
  4. Support the VANDPAC. To learn more about it and make a contribution, Click Here.

 

Ambassador Program

In an effort to get food and nutrition information to our state and federal lawmakers, VAND is identifying constituent liaisons for each of our representatives in the General Assembly and on Capitol Hill. This person would reside or work in the legislator's district and agree to establish a professional relationship to inform the legislator on VAND/AND public policy priorities and ultimately become their "go-to" expert on food and nutrition issues. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jackie Darling (state) or Cindy MacIntyre (federal).

 

Know Your Virginia Delegate and Senator

To contact your delegate and/or senator please go to the following web page for the Virginia General Assembly:  http://legis.state.va.us.  Click on Who's My Legislator to locate your state representatives or on Legislative Information System to check the status of current or past pieces of legislation. You can also check the Advocacy section on the VAND website at www.eatrightvirginia.org for updates on issues of priority to VAND.

 

Getting Involved-We need you

We cannot do this alone. We need your ideas, resources, contacts, and energies. In short we need your passion. The following is from the Virginia General Assembly:

“Get Involved. Find out who your representatives are and what they stand for, read the newspaper, volunteer in your community, be aware of issues and how they affect you; realize that you can initiate change and remember that every vote counts. Your vote and your voice can always make a difference!“ (More Details) Please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Darling or Cindy MacIntyre with your thoughts and ideas.

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 Support the VANDPAC

Support the VANDPAC. To learn more about it and make a contribution, Click Here. Remember if dietetics is your profession....nutrition public policy is your business.